Building Content Sites

Written by S. Housley

Targeted Content Sites By S. Housley

Highly targeted, focused sites that are related to specific market segments are highly advantageous and can often be created using existing web content. The key is to provide value.

Think ofrepparttar time spent surfingrepparttar 139276 web gathering resources and information. By creating a topic-centric resource compiling information, webmasters are providing a service or value. In many cases that value is simplyrepparttar 139277 compilation of topic-specific information in a single resource. The compilation of this information in itself isrepparttar 139278 value.

These highly focused content sites can be great supplemental portals that are invaluable as a marketing tool for niche products. Niche portals help define expertise in a specific market segment, not to mentionrepparttar 139279 added benefit of providing valuable topic-specific links. The topic-centric portals also tend to achieve high search placement and will often provide advertisers high quality exposure, allowing webmastersrepparttar 139280 opportunity to capitalize on their efforts.

What to put in topical portal?

ARTICLES Many article writers allow webmasters to republish their articles.

Searchrepparttar 139281 large article directories for quality topic-specific articles using keyword searches. The articles contained in these directories often allow publishers to freely reproducerepparttar 139282 article's contents as long asrepparttar 139283 hyperlinks inrepparttar 139284 article and article resource box remain intact.

Resource for finding articles for publication: GoArticles -

RSS FEEDS By nature, RSS feeds are designed for syndication. Most RSS feeds can be freely reproduced. Locate topic-specific feeds using keyword or category searches. The contents ofrepparttar 139285 feeds can be used to populate web pages. There are a number of free scripts available that allow webmasters to displayrepparttar 139286 contents of an RSS feed (see for instructions on displaying feeds).

4 Fail-Proof Ways to Increase Your RSS Subscribers

Written by Josiah Mackenzie

Using RSS on your website is a good way to spread your company message and increase your search engine position. But if you don't have subscribers to your newsfeed,repparttar benefits of news syndication are lost.

This article will provide you with 4 proven ways to increaserepparttar 138925 subscribers to your newsfeed.

1. Use an RSS Auto-Discovery Tag

Embedding an RSS auto-discovery tag into your webpage can allow newsreaders to automatically detect you serve RSS newsfeeds. Web browsers such as Firefox and Safari now detect RSS automatically, and askrepparttar 138926 visitor if he or she wants to subscribe to your feed. This way, you don't have to push your RSS feed -repparttar 138927 web browser does it for you. Also, Yahoo search results will include an "Add to My Yahoo" link if you use an auto-discovery tag.

Global Syndication offers a tool that makes creating RSS auto-discovery tags a snap: .

2. Submit Your Feed to RSS Directories

When people look for information on websites, they use a search engine such as Google. When they are looking for RSS newsfeeds, they go to an RSS directory. That is why it is vitally important to submit your newsfeed to as many directories as you can. Robin Good has published a definitive list of directories that you can submit to: .

If you are looking to save time withrepparttar 138928 RSS directory submission process, Global Syndication can submit your feed torepparttar 138929 top 45 directories for under $10: .

3. Create An RSS Landing Page

To many people, RSS is a completely new concept they know nothing about. When those people click your RSS link, what do they see? A bunch of meaningless XML code. Needless to say, this does not give a good first impression of RSS. You need to make it easy for your site visitor to start using your newsfeed - now.

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